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met gala flowers

Ah the Met Gala, a celebrity gal’s chance to play dress up. This year gala’s theme “China: Through the Looking Glass” inspired bold lips, winged eyeliner, and hairstyles adorned with flowers. Chrissy Teigen and Selena Gomez added some Asian influence with exotic orchids. Diane Kruger and Georgia May Jagger chose sprays of smaller blooms to accent their looks. Blossoms of all sizes bring fresh beauty to spring hairstyles. Click the style notes for tips on getting the look. –– Laura Martin

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wetlook

Whenever the runways come around, so does the wet look hairstyle. On gangly, gaunt, waif-like girls the dripping wet look can be maddeningly sexy; the hair sparkles under the lights and the lens, adding drama and devilish indifference to the catwalk. But for the girl on the street, the wet look hairstyle appears a distant dream, the preserve of an elite cadre of chosen women. It doesn’t have to be that way. Just see the wet look as another way to wear the undone, lived-in hairstyle trend. For our tips, click notes.

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When we see modern versions of vintage techniques, like finger waves and pin curls, they’re usually prim and polished, worn in sleek updos or coifs, which makes sense if you’re using old school methods: meticulous patience and lots of gel. The looks shown here take a different approach: waves are whipped up with a curling wand, or sculpted onto nearly-dry strands with product, and then tousled and teased to create a freer, less formal look that retains a sense of retro glamour. Learn to create the fast and flexible look in the style notes. –– Laura Martin

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The Spring Summer 2015 runways were, for the most part, extremely understated. Blowouts were the exception, not the rule. Models wore little to no makeup. Sheer fabrics, soft suedes, and feather embellishments gave earthy appeal to designer collections. All of this minimalism made bold touches really pop: a swipe of orange shadow, a bright shoe, or a statement hairstyle. The edgy styles shown here were some of our favorites. Clusters of tight knots and wild tendrils exhibit punk influence, but paired with minimal makeup and feminine ensembles the styles feel playful, not confrontational. Learn about adding some quirky rebellion to your look in the style notes. –– Laura Martin

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I’m going to be honest: the hair at NYFW Spring Summer 2015 was, dare I say it, boring. Most of the shows featured air-dryer texture, or smooth blowouts. The usually array of extreme textures and over-the-top styles was strangely absent. Instead the runways were full of simple, pretty hair—not very interesting, at least not at first. But look a little closer and there’s lots to love. From streaks of silver to tiny knots, to unusual parts, the beauty of this season is all in the details. Click the style notes to learn more about adding bits of originality to your look. –– Laura Martin

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